Faces of Stroke

Stroke.org features the ‘Faces of Stroke’ where stroke sufferers, caregivers, and healthcare professionals can share their stories.

Here is an excerpt from one of the stories:

I encountered a mini stroke in the gym while weight lifting on 9 November 2013. I didn’t think it was possible because of my age and fitness level. I realized largest that a stroke has no rhyme or reason for choosing is victems.

The week of November 9th I hadn’t felt very well but attributed a series of dizzy spells and nausea to anemia. On Saturday 9 November I was surprised that I awoke feeling great. Since I had been sick all week I decided to go to the gym to do light weight lifting. 5 minutes into my routine I was completely spent, panting, clamy, sweating and dizzy. I grabbed a bar next to me right before I went head first towards a pair of racked barbells. My right hand held on and I slid down to the floor hunched over.

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